Stephanie: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Stephanie

Stephanie

Pronunciation: STEH-fə-nee (key)

Origin of the name Stephanie:

From the French Stéphanie, a cognate of the Greek Stephana, which is a feminine form of Stephanos (a crown, a garland).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Stephanie: | Edit

Stephanie is a beautiful, classic, fairly popular, feminine name for a baby girl.

Personal experiences with the name Stephanie: | Edit

A really, really, great friend of mine's name is Stephanie. She is a GREAT girl. I have met only one other Stephanie before, and only very briefly. She is extremely tough, takes no non-sense, but has a giggly, cute, fun-loving side. She is an extremely great role-model. I love her, and her name. This name is GORGEOUS. =)

I love my name! I always have! (: I only ever met two other Stephanies in my lifetime, so I think it's quite unique. I was named after my dad, Steven Joesph Degerick, and mine being Stephanie Jolene Degerick. We also have the same initials. People usually just call me Steph or Step. My parents usually call me by my whole name or just Steffi, which I hate haha.

My middle daughter is called Stephanie. It's a lovely name and she is a lovely girl and a fabulous mum to her 2 girl. I had a friend called Stephanie who was so lovely and that made me like the name which is why I called my second child by that name. She's Steffers, Stefan, Steffie, or Stef. I also have a work colleague called Stephanie who is so calm, meditates and is just a really lovely, calm person. This makes me think that Stephanie's are all round fabulous people.

My sister is named Stephanie and when I was little I associated it with the words "terrible," "horrible," "no-good," and "very bad" (not to mention "loud") and still a contradicting feeling of unconditional love. Confusing, I know. As adults, we are better, obviously. Stephanie is my favorite girls' name but if I ever have a daughter I won't use it (just because my sister and I get along doesn't mean I want to pat her ego and give my kid her name). Her full name is Stephanie Danielle, and my mother thinks she looks more like a Danielle than a Stephanie. Beuatiful name, but she also has mentioned what a pain it is to have such long first and middle names when you're 3 or 4 years old and learning to write your name.

Nicknames for Stephanie: | Edit

Steph, Stevie, Steffi, Stef, Stephie, Stef, Stepher, Peffi, Stephy, Stfia, Fanny, Ani, Anny, Step, Steponme

Meanings and history of the name Stephanie: | Edit

Stephanie means 'crowned one'

Famous real-life people named Stephanie: | Edit

Stephanie (Stevie) Nicks, American songwriter and rock star
Princess Stephanie of Monaco, daughter of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier
Stephanie McMahon, World Wrestling Entertainment's Executive Vice President, Creative Development & Operations; both a former WWF Women's Champion and a former SmackDown General Manager
The late Stephanie Mirror, an extremely smart & pretty girl in the famous Mirror Family in England
Stephanie Zimbalist, American actress
Stephanie Beacham, English actress
Stefanie Powers, American actress

Stephanie in song, story & screen: | Edit

Stephanie Plum is the heroine in Janet Evanovich's series of popular mystery books.
Stephanie Tanner from the '80s-'90s sitcom "Full House"
Stephanie Forrester and her granddaughter, Steffy Forrester, are both characters on the daytime soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful."
"Stephanie Says" is a song by the Velvet Underground
"Stephanie" is an instrumental song by Fleetwood Mac, written by Lindsey Buckingham for Stevie Nicks
Stephanie, youtube baby name guru, anastasiaruby
Stephanie 'Steph' from The Gonnies
Stephanie, a dancer from the family channel show "The Next Step".

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